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Do you guys think this is a good build overall? OS good? Also does motherboard have USB 3.0 ports? Can't figure it out.

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February 20, 2014 7:11:43 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1064.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 21:26 EST-0500)


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a c 84 V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 7:26:24 AM

The build looks decent. The four blue USB ports on the back panel are USB 3.0. I would go with a motherboard from Asus or Gigabyte, but that's personal preference. The RAM is overpriced for the specs. You can get 1866MHz or 2133MHz RAM for less money. If it's a gaming system then the 7870 could be a weak link. The GTX 760 may be worth the extra money depending on what games you will be playing.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-7...

I wouldn't use Windows 7 on a new build. Windows 8.1 is a solid OS that's better optimized to current hardware.

Here are my suggestions:

G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory

Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card

Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)
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February 20, 2014 3:45:42 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
The build looks decent. The four blue USB ports on the back panel are USB 3.0. I would go with a motherboard from Asus or Gigabyte, but that's personal preference. The RAM is overpriced for the specs. You can get 1866MHz or 2133MHz RAM for less money. If it's a gaming system then the 7870 could be a weak link. The GTX 760 may be worth the extra money depending on what games you will be playing.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-7...

I wouldn't use Windows 7 on a new build. Windows 8.1 is a solid OS that's better optimized to current hardware.

Here are my suggestions:

G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory

Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card

Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)


Is there anything that Asus or Gigabyte do with their motherboard that make them better or is it just loyalty? Regarding the Ram, if its better memory why would it be less money? Thank you I will look into the new video card.

I just want support for all the games that are currently out. I know games that I purchase will have windows 8 support but there are plenty of free games that i love playing that I feel like won't get Windows 8 support. I can also buy Windows 7 versions of all the popular games. Thank you for your help.
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a c 84 V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 3:51:16 PM

Asus and Gigabyte use higher quality components in their motherboards. There's nothing particularly bad about ASRock boards, but if you can get a board from Asus or Gigabyte for the same price it's generally a good idea.

I have no idea why Corsair RAM is overpriced. I think it's because they feel like they can because Corsair is considered a "premium" brand. I've actually had better luck with G.Skill RAM for the past 5 years or so. RAM prices go up and down all the time. The G.Skill RAM I recommended happens to have a 10% off promo code at the moment that brings the price down to a great price.
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